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UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013

Aerospace Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 309 Furnas Hall North Campus Buffalo, NY 14260-4400 PH: 716.645.2593 Fax: 716.645.2883 Web: www.mae.buffalo.edu

Overview
The four-year undergraduate program leading to the BS degree in aerospace engineering prepares students for careers in aerospace and related technologies. This includes the traditional aeronautics and astronautics applications (e.g., subsonic and supersonic aircraft, satellites, space shuttle, space station), as well as aerospace-related component development (design of structures, devices, and instruments) and vehicle and propulsion system design. The educational objectives for our graduates are: 1) Holds position in engineering or other professional career or is engaged in advanced study; 2) Functions effectively in multidisciplinary teams, is able to communicate effectively and use scientific and technological tools; and 3) Engages in service activities such as participation in professional societies or community groups and always recognizes the environmental, societal, and ethical contexts of his/her work. During the first and second years, students will be provided with broad knowledge in applied mathematics, physics, and the engineering sciences. During the third and fourth years, students build upon this foundation by learning the specialized topics of aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, vehicle design, and stability and control.

About our Degrees
See School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for Acceptance Information Acceptance Information Admission into Aerospace Engineering for freshmen or current UB students is described in the Acceptance Information section of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. For admission of transfer students into Aerospace Engineering, see the Transfer Policy of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Degree Requirements Please see Degrees and Policies.

About our Courses
The typical class size for: Freshman/introductory courses is: 100-300 Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 100-300 Upper level/advanced courses is: 30-100 In the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do? Nearly all of our courses are taught by regular full-time faculty members and, in some cases, by practicing professionals from industry. Normally, graduate student teaching assistants grade homework and conduct laboratory and recitation sections of courses. For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About our Faculty
The faculty members in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are widely recognized for their technical skills. They have received recognition

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and Go-Karts (an introductory experience to involve underclassmen). approximately half of whom are students. teams are formed to work on projects that will subsequently be entered in national competitions. and has performed well in recent competitions. workshops. which is received by members. SWE encourages participation of all students in several extra-curricular activities. been a credit to their profession. See a list of our Undergraduate Faculty.Aerospace Engineering . and design projects. guest speakers. The SAE has been named the UB Student Association's 'Club-of-the-Year' . the National Institutes of Health. as well as the monthly magazine. a departmental open house for the Buffalo community. UB has 2 . the student chapter coordinates. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE): The SAE student chapter is organized primarily to train students in hands-on engineering and design skills. Members include engineers as well as physiologists and other health scientists with interests in Biomedical Engineering. See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for transfer information. and Aerospace Engineering in the United States.UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering for both teaching and research accomplishments. conference proceedings. American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME): ASME organizes meetings of researchers and practitioners throughout the country and publishes numerous reports. and regional meetings.000 members. and participation in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Student Conference. student paper contests. The Buffalo student section program includes guest lecturers. and outstanding achievement. The student chapter at UB serves the interests of both undergraduate and graduate students of aerospace engineering. The student section runs a variety of activities including field trips. William Fulbright and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundations. and the Office of Naval Research. Outstanding students are selected from among the juniors and seniors in the Aerospace Engineering program. organization of field trips. an annual picnic and banquet. Membership provides students with the privileges of the parent society. including seminars. and field trips to research and manufacturing facilities. Typical projects include: Mini-Baja. To accomplish this. Mechanical Engineering. with over 40 awards from national and international organizations. integrity. The UB SAE student chapter is large and well-motivated. through scholarship. Extracurricular Activities American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA): The AIAA is a national organization whose goal is to serve the technical needs and to promote the professional development of engineers in the aerospace field. Pi Tau Sigma: Pi Tau Sigma is the National Honorary Society for Mechanical Engineering in the United States. Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES): BMES is a national organization with 2. Sigma Gamma Tau: Sigma Gamma Tau is the National Honorary Society for Aeronautics. plans and runs a variety of student activities.a rare honor for a technically oriented club. A formal initiation coupled with a dinner takes place every spring. and journals. Research awards have come from the National Science Foundation. Here at UB.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . Formula Car. Transfer Policy Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. Society of Women Engineers (SWE): SWE provides a means of increasing awareness of issues associated with being part of a minority body within the field of engineering. Outstanding students may be nominated from among the juniors and seniors in the Mechanical Engineering Program. This organization was established to recognize and honor those men and women in the field of Mechanical Engineering who have. The annual BMES Fall Meeting features awards to undergraduate and graduate students. and international study awards have come from the J. including invitation of guest speakers. Astronautics.

and the space station) as well as aerospace-related component development (such as design of structures. The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity serves as a clearing house for information regarding undergraduate research opportunities. has recently seen increased interest in aerospace technologies such as aerodynamics. Undergraduate research experiences are available for course credit (Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity or Independent Study) or as an assistant in the research laboratory of a faculty member. Outstanding students are selected from among the juniors and seniors in the engineering programs. satellites. propulsion.S. Students also attend conferences. This may be followed by one to three co-op work experiences (EAS 496. according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. Career Information and Further Study At the University at Buffalo. been a credit to their profession.buffalo. solving problems existing high in the clouds or in the vast reaches of space just as often they consider problems closer to home. space shuttle.UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering been selected as the site for regional meetings of the SWE. and devices and instruments) and vehicle and propulsion system design. See the UB Student Association. Descriptions of co-op courses may be found at http://undergrad-catalog. The aerospace engineering program is also intended to prepare students for service in aerospace-related government agencies. and co-op experiences are all available in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. or Marine flying services. integrity. and the U. Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS): Students for the Exploration and Development of Space is a completely student-run organization promoting space and its related activities. Tau Beta Pi (TBP): Tau Beta Pi is the National Honorary Society for Engineering in the United States. FAA. host speakers. discuss current space activities. Salaries range greatly from one occupation. Navy. internships.edu/academicprograms/eas_courses.Aerospace Engineering . Current projects include rocketry. Additional Resources The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 3 . and much more. Aerospace engineers find themselves on the leading edge of technology. 2 academic credit hours). for example. Air Force. system dynamics. about 50 percent of our aerospace graduates elect to pursue graduate work in engineering or other fields. position. A formal initiation coupled with a dinner takes place every spring.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . through scholarship. educational outreach. The Engineering Career Institute (EAS 396. the four-year undergraduate program leading to the BS degree in aerospace engineering prepares students for a career in the aerospace engineering profession and the aerospace industry. as well as departmental co-op and internship classes. Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience Students are encouraged to participate in work experience classes and research opportunities as part of their undergraduate education. feedback control. This preparation includes traditional aeronautics and astronautics applications (such as subsonic and supersonic aircraft.311. and astronomy. and work setting to another. Work experience is available through the Engineering Career Institute program in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The future for the aerospace engineer is extremely exciting. and lightweight structures.S. such as NASA. propulsion. the undergraduate aerospace engineering program stresses knowledge of the fundamentals of the profession so as to provide a meaningful multidisciplinary foundation for the student's entire career span. The automotive industry. While many students enter industry directly after completing the B. and outstanding achievement.shtml. program. The organization is continually growing and adding new projects. Because of the rapid pace of development and extreme diversity of the aerospace field. 1 academic credit) provides career-effectiveness skills and co-op placement assistance during the junior year. However. the 2011 starting salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering is $56. This organization was established to recognize and honor those men and women in all fields of engineering who have. A variety of industries require the talents of aerospace engineers. Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities Independent study. with participation of hundreds of students.

0 to be considered in academic good standing with the University. Advising Notes Students must meet minimum GPA and residency requirements in engineering as specified by the Dean of Engineering to graduate from the program.S. Students may apply for admission to Aerospace Engineering when they enter the University as freshmen. PhD Links to Further Information About this Program Undergraduate Catalog Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Admissions Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Aerospace Engineering .UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Offered Undergraduate: BS Graduate: MS. 2) Minimum overall and UB GPA of 2. the grade that is counted is the grade earned the second time.B. PHY 107. Required Courses CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers EAS 140 Engineering Solutions EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society EAS 207 Statics EAS 208 Dynamics EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids EAS 230 Engineering Computations EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD MAE 204 Thermodynamics MAE 278 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice MAE 315 Analysis of Structures MAE 316 Aerospace Structures MAE 334 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Lab I MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics MAE 336 Heat Transfer MAE 338 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Lab 2 MAE 340 Dynamic Systems MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE MAE 377 Product Design in a CAD Environment MAE 381 Engineering Materials MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory MAE 422 Gas Dynamics MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion MAE 424 Aerodynamics MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control MAE 434 Aircraft Design MAE 436 Flight Dynamics MAE 451 Design Process and Methods MTH 141 College Calculus I 4 . EAS 207. MAE 204.Aerospace Engineering . To remain in Aerospace Engineering and to be permitted to take upper-level (300/400 level) Aerospace Engineering Courses.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . MTH 142. Acceptance Criteria See School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for Acceptance Information. students must satisfy the following requirements: 1) Successful completion of the following five courses with at least a 2. even if this grade is lower than the grade earned the first time. See the Academic Requirements section of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for additional information. If a course is repeated.2 GPA: MTH 141. as transfer students. or later in their academic careers.

EAS 207.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . Library Skills SECOND YEAR Fall EAS 207. the grade that is counted is the grade earned the second time. EAS 209. MAE 376. students must satisfy the following requirements: 1) Successful completion of the following five courses with at least a 2. MAE 451. Gen Ed 2 THIRD YEAR Fall MAE 315. If a course is repeated. 2) Minimum overall and UB GPA of 2. MTH 141. MAE 424. or later in their academic careers. MAE 434. Gen Ed 3 FOURTH YEAR Fall MAE 338. MAE 425.0 to be considered in academic good standing with the University. MAE 377. MTH 241. MAE 381 Spring MAE 316. MAE 336. MAE 204. MAE 335. even if this grade is lower than the grade earned the first time. MAE 422. Gen Ed 4 Spring MAE 423. PHY 107. Gen Ed 5 Electives and Course Groupings Technical Electives (TE) Technical Electives are engineering. EE 200. Required Courses CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers EAS 140 Engineering Principles EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society EAS 207 Statics EAS 208 Dynamics EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids EAS 230 Engineering Computations EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD MAE 204 Thermodynamics 5 . MAE 278. Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements FIRST YEAR Fall CHE 107. PHY 108/PHY 158 Spring EAS 208. MAE 436. EAS 230.S. ENG 101. EAS 140. MTH 142. MAE 177. or science courses at the 300/400 level that are not required courses. Any course that substantially duplicates the material presented in another course that is being counted toward the degree cannot be used to satisfy the TE requirement. mathematics. one technical elective.Aerospace Engineering . To remain in aerospace and mechanical engineering and to be permitted to take upper-level (300/400 level) aerospace and mechanical engineering Courses. MAE 334. Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering (Double Major) . MTH 142. Gen Ed 1 Spring EAS 202. MAE 204.UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering MTH 142 College Calculus II MTH 241 College Calculus III MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations PHY 107 General Physics I PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab One technical elective Summary Total credit hours required for the major: 130 See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements. Students may apply for admission to the double major in aerospace and mechanical engineering when they enter the university as freshmen. ENG 201. Acceptance Criteria See School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance information. MTH 306. MAE 385. MAE 340. PHY 107.B.2 GPA: MTH 141. as transfer students.

GPS. Gen Ed 3 Spring MAE 364. MAE 377. MAE 204. Gen Ed 2 THIRD YEAR Fall MAE 315.. MTH 241. MAE 424 FOURTH YEAR Fall MAE 338.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . and GIS CIE 340 Environmental Engineering COM 317* Business/Professional Communication EAS 396 / EAS 496 Engineering Career Institute / Engineering Co-op ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory ECO 469 Industrial Organization ECO 470 Economics of Regulation GEO 333 Bases of World Commerce GEO 334 International Environments and Commercial Problems 6 . MAE 277 or MAE 278. MAE 376. MTH 141. MTH 142. EAS 230.118 See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements. MAE 494. EAS 140. Gen Ed 4 FIFTH YEAR Fall MAE 311. MAE 340. ENG 201. MAE 381 Spring MAE 316. MAE 177. EAS 209. EE 200. MAE 334. Library Skills SECOND YEAR Fall EAS 207. one professional practice course. MAE 451. Gen Ed 5 Electives and Course Groupings Professional Practice Course CIE 303 Geodesy.UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice or MAE 278 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms MAE 315 Analysis of Structures MAE 316 Aerospace Structures MAE 334 MAE Laboratory I MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics MAE 336 Heat Transfer MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II MAE 340 Dynamic Systems MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment MAE 381 Engineering Materials MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory MAE 422 Gas Dynamics MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion MAE 424 Aerodynamics MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control MAE 434 Aircraft Design MAE 436 Flight Dynamics MAE 451 Design Process and Methods MAE 494 Design Project MTH 141 College Calculus I MTH 142 College Calculus II MTH 241 College Calculus III MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations PHY 107 General Physics I PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab One professional practice course Summary Total credit hours required for the major. MAE 423. MAE 422. Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements FIRST YEAR Fall CHE 107. ENG 101. MAE 436. Gen Ed 1 Spring EAS 202. MAE 385. PHY 108/PHY 158 Spring EAS 208. MAE 425. PHY 107. MAE 434.Aerospace Engineering .. MAE 335. MTH 306. MAE 336.

elementary modeling of engineering systems. introduces aerospace history. and fatigue design under torsional and combined stresses. Also covers design of bolted connections. aircraft structures and materials. or MAE 377 should see the Director of Undergraduate Studies to select an alternative course. and future of air and space transportation. Type: LEC Examines analysis and design of machine elements. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Students who have completed MAE 311. airplane and rocket anatomy. and brakes. reverse engineering. and technical communications. strain displacement and compatibility. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. plates. and their application to physical and chemical systems. fasteners. Also covers computer implementation with applications to aircraft and aerospace structures. Pre-requisites: EAS 209 Co-requisites: MAE 381 Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. wind tunnels. shear flow.UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering IE 320 Engineering Economy IE 326 Planning for Production MAE 496 Engineering Internship MAE 177: Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD Credits: 2 Semester(s): Spring Type: LEC/LAB Provides a first exposure to mechanical design for engineers. MAE 278: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice Credits: 3 Type: LEC An overview of aerospace engineering. MAE 204: Thermodynamics I MAE 315: Analysis of Structures Credits: 3 Pre-requisites: MTH 142 Approved Engineering Majors Only Type: LEC/REC Covers conservation of mass. Type: LEC/LAB MAE 311: Machines and Mechanisms I Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring 7 . shear center. flow and fluid properties. first and second laws of thermodynamics. Credits: 3 Pre-requisites: EAS 209 Co-requisites: MAE 376 Approved ASE and ME majors only. MAE 316: Aerospace Structures Credits: 3 Pre-requisites: MAE 315 Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. Includes the nature and visual representation of mechanical components and principles of engineering drawing and sketching for mechanical design. energy methods. aerodynamic drag. orbital mechanics. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. yield criteria. Utilizes up-to-date computer-aided design software (such as AutoCAD) for mechanical drawings and mechanical designs. and secondary warping. composite structures and sandwich construction. stress analysis of connections. Type: LEC Examines the theory of elastic structural components including elastic stress analysis. springs.Aerospace Engineering . propulsion. fatigue strength. aircraft performance. gears. MAE 334: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Lab I Credits: 2 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: MAE 340 And EAS 209 And EE 200 Or EE 202 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. journal bearings. deformation of struts. frames. thermodynamic properties. welds. supersonic and hypersonic flight. equilibrium. shear stress. Type: LEC Explores the theory of light structures including beam bending. warping stresses. case studies including a hands-on product dissection project. MAE 277: Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Practice Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Type: LEC An overview of engineering in industry. ball and roller bearings. introduces engineering design concepts. and composite beams.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . basics of manufacturing processes. equilibrium. including theories of failure. finite element analysis and numerical methods. MAE 364. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. clutches. torsion of thin-walled single and multi-cell tubes. Goodman diagram. and trusses. and endurance limits. earth atmosphere. fluctuating stresses.

tooling. MAE 336: Heat Transfer MAE 376: Applied Mathematics for MAE Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 204 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. Three credit-hours of lecture per week. cutting. static and dynamic response of electrical. MAE 364: Manufacturing Processes Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Type: LEC Examines manufacturing processes including casting. friction losses. Mecahnical or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only Co-requisites: MAE 376 Refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: CHE 101 or CHE 105 or CHE 107. and properties/processing tradeoffs. Static and dynamic response of electrical and mechanical elements and systems. and cost breakdown. Type: LEC Introduces the transport of heat by conduction. mixed systems. forming. laminar and turbulent pipe flow of liquids. One lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. use of state space and matrix methods in systems modeling and analysis. measurement of properties such as viscosity. MAE 335: Fluid Mechanics Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: EAS 209. and molding of various engineering materials (metals and non-metals). and radiation. and forced and natural convection both within ducts and on external surfaces (dimensional analysis and empirical correlations). MAE 381: Engineering Materials MAE 340: Dynamic Systems Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: EAS 208. heat exchangers. dimensionless groups. including topics in computer-aided-design (CAD). flow metering. Modifying dynamic response using feedback control. product quality. Discusses the design process in the context of product redesign assignments using CAD. Type: LEC Introduces the physics and chemistry of engineering materials 8 . thermodynamic cycles. Type: LEC/REC Fluid statics. boundary-layer theory. Includes a final design project with professional documentation including sketches. Also studies manufacturing considerations in design including material and process selection. mechanical. Topics include transient and steady-state. and the first law of thermodynamics. and amplifiers.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . substantial derivatives. Topics include linear algebra. pragmatic products from inception through implementation. Reynolds transport equation. ordinary differential equations. Programming will be required and will build on the basis of earlier Matlab or equivalent language instruction MAE 377: Product Design in a CAE Environment MAE 338: MAE Lab II Credits: 2 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: MAE 335 and MAE 336. radiative properties of materials and analysis of radiative heat transfer in enclosures. Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall. compressible flow. Also covers topics in statistics (particularly with normal distributions) and engineering applications involving error analysis. laminar and turbulent. systems and transducers. Transducers for mechanical and electrical measurements. for additional requirements. frequency response. and matrix eigen values. and analysis of heat exchangers. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Considers interpolation. one-dimensional. thermal conductivity. A/D convertors. One lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly.Aerospace Engineering . refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: EAS 230 and MTH 306 or MTH 242. splines. transfer functions. Spring Type: LEC/LAB Examines mechanical design of functional. and nonlinear curve fitting as time permits. Type: LAB Testing the behavior and response of fluid and thermal systems. Laplace transforms. introduction to feedback control. convection.and multidimensional heat conduction (treated both analytically and numerically). moment of momentum. Type: LEC/REC Considers the solution of engineering problems using computational methods. single-phase. control volume approach for conservation of mass. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering Introduces digital data acquisition systems. two-phase transport (boiling and condensation). detailed and assembly CAD drawings. dimensional analysis and similitude. Error analysis. linear momentum. joining. sets of linear and nonlinear equations. a comprehensive written design analysis. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Type: LEC Modeling and analysis of lumped physical systems. Includes quality control and automation issues. one. potential flow. thermal and hydraulic elements.

UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering including metals. precipitation hardening.). Involves a weekly seminar and one or two laboratory sessions. Also covers velocity and acceleration analysis by graphical. pathology of osteoarthritis. performance of single and multi-staged rocket vehicles. and numerical techniques. engine analysis. MAE 420: Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: EAS 209. joint replacement and arthroplasty. Provides hands-on experience in metallography. ideal flow theory. source. geometry of motion. pressure distributions and lift. fracture healing. Also considers kinematics of body motions. Type: LEC/LAB Explores flow over airfoils and wings. and applications. Covers the relationships among the processing. and phases. aging and osteoporosis. Type: LEC/SEM Reviews basic aspects of anatomy including forces transmitted in the body. heat treatment and mechanical testing. normal shock relations. torsion. and vortex panel methods. academic advising report for additional requirements. and heat treatment of steel. the method of characteristics. static and dynamic force analysis in machinery. mobility. and boundary-layer measurements. Type: LEC/REC Studies kinematics and dynamics of machinery including linkages. bending. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. stress fractures and fatigue properties in the musculoskeletal system. MAE 424: Aerodynamics Credits: 4 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: MAE 335 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. one-dimensional flow with friction and with heating or cooling. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Processing includes annealing. MAE 412: Machines and Mechanisms II Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: MAE 376. superposition. Type: LEC Reviews combustion thermodynamics. bones as structural members. behavior of normal and abnormal joints. flow in nozzle. singularity solutions. emphasizing metals and their heat treatment. biomaterials. and balancing. remodeling. Topics include bone physiology. shock tubes. Properties include mechanical properties and corrosion behavior. flywheels. 2-D airfoil theory. effects of compressibility. strain gage application. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. MAE 385: Engineering Materials Laboratory Credits: 1 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 381 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. Includes an aerodynamics laboratory experience. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. and computing mechanisms. including nondestructive testing). and fatigue. and composites.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . nozzles and diffusers. and joint and muscle forces. microstructure and mechanical properties. shear. imperfections. considering airfoil characteristics. Includes laboratory report writing and work in groups. Prandtl's lifting-line theory. Also studies functions of orthotics and prostheses. quasi-one-dimensional flow. Type: LEC Studies the design of implants and prosthetics in relation to the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. diffuser. boundary-layer theory. and small perturbation theory. external/internal fixation (Ilizarov. and spin biomechanics. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your MAE 425: Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Credits: 3 Pre-requisites: MAE 376 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. MAE 417: Applied Orthopedic Biomechanics Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: EAS 209 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. cam design. ceramics. internal structure. testing methods (tension. Type: LEC Explores fundamentals of gas dynamics and compressible aerodynamics including one-dimensional isentropic flow. material properties. and friction drag. and space missions. etc. gear trains. Type: LAB Involves experiments designed to illustrate the relationships among the processing. instantaneous centers of joint motions. refer to MAE 9 . refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. MAE 423: Introduction to Propulsion Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: MAE 335. oblique shocks and expansion waves. composite theory of bone. method of source panels. analytical. polymers. MAE 422: Gas Dynamics Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 335 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. internal structure and properties of engineering materials. compression. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Internal structure includes crystal structure. including design considerations. analysis and performance of air breathing and chemical rocket propulsion systems. Also considers current industrial needs. and constant area duct with shock.Aerospace Engineering . and ligaments and tendons.

Type: LEC Reviews psychrometrics. basic equations of motion of flight vehicles. psychrometrics. gravity turn and trajectory optimization. Laplace transforms.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . examples of partial differential equations (e. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. orbit perturbations. real gases. stability augmentation. fuel cells. Topics include intrinsically smart structural materials. and analyzes performance of new. spacecraft dynamics. Credits: 3 Pre-requisites: MAE 381 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. Type: LEC For seniors and beginning graduate students interested in computer-based analysis of engineering problems in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. three-body problem. student-designed aircraft. Gives students a broad view of computational fluid mechanics for engineering applications in the fluid/thermal sciences. Also involves an introduction to complex variable theory. thrust and gravity forces. Type: LEC Covers solution methods for practical problems in mechanical and aerospace engineering. electrorheological and magnetorheological fluids. piezoelectric and electrostrictive materials. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. in some cases. heating and cooling load calculations. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Approved ASE and ME majors only. MAE 431: Energy Systems Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: MAE 204. involving partial differential equations. MAE 439: Heating. flow through nozzles. physiological factors. and blade passages. and finite element methods. Topics include: review of rotational kinematics and dynamics. and solar energy. as well as performance of aircraft and missiles in the atmosphere. refrigeration methods and applications to air conditioning. cryogenic methods. phase and chemical equilibrium. magnetostrictive materials. lateral. while attitude dynamics describes the orientation of the spacecraft. Type: LEC Continuation of thermodynamics. 10 . and directional static stability. and application to potential flow. finite-volume. shape memory materials and optical fibers. Type: LEC Introduces the concepts of spacecraft orbital mechanics and attitude dynamics. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. including finite-difference. Explores Fourier series. orbit lifetimes. control forces. Surveys the general governing equations and methods to solve them. and analysis of the pilot as a control-system element. MAE 442: Computer-Aided Analysis in Fluid and Thermal Sciences Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 335 and MAE 336 and MAE 376. Conceptual aircraft design for specific mission profiles is facilitated by course-licensed software. and attitude determination. which refer to materials that can sense a certain stimulus and. orbital mechanics. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Analyzes aircraft and missile dynamic stability. panel methods. MAE 434: Aircraft Design Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 436 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. Further studies autopilots. Type: LEC/REC Reviews practical aerodynamics of wings and bodies. Ventilation. orbit determination. orthogonal functions. Topics include longitudinal. Orbital mechanics is the study of the positional motion. aerodynamics. waves and heat conduction equations).UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Type: LEC Involves practice predicting performance of existing designs with comparison to actual performance. MAE 436: Flight Dynamics Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: MAE 376 Co-requisites: MAE 424 Refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Emphasizes applications of computer analysis to engineering design of fluid/thermal systems. and stability derivatives. and Bessel functions.g. Studies availability. method of separation of variables. Strain/stress sensors and actuators are emphasized. as well as typical model responses to control inputs. fan and duct analyses. Type: LEC Introduces concepts and applications of smart materials. Introduces state-of-the-art computer tools for analysis and graphical representation of results. MAE 438: Smart Materials MAE 428: Analytical Methods Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 376.Aerospace Engineering . control effectiveness. spinning and three-axis stabilized spacecraft. combustion thermochemistry. even react to the stimulus in a positive way so as to counteract negative effects of the stimulus. and Air Conditioning Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 336 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.

surface failures. D. utility theory. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. In addition. MAE 444: Digital Control Systems Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 443. cost evaluation. experimental design. analysis of discrete control systems by time-domain and transform techniques. compensation strategies. fire plume dynamics. complex systems. contact of real surfaces. optimization. design for stability. fluid properties. equations of motion in body-fixed coordinates. approximation. design of feedback control laws including P. Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Type: LEC Explores friction. block diagrams. and technical communication. speed of response. provides first-hand experience. lubrication. teaming approaches for complex design. I. stability analysis (Jury test. quality. game theory. The course addresses these concepts. force-moment analysis. MAE 457: Fire Science and Safety Engineering Credits: 3 Pre-requisites: MAE 335 and MAE 336. discusses fundamental methods of design. design of experiments. computer simulation of control systems. particularly as they pertain to complex engineering design. and stochastic and deterministic processes. and frequency response functions. Bode. MAE 448: Issues in Concurrent Design Credits: 3 Type: LEC Current interest in incorporating quality and manufacturing concerns in the early stages of the design process has resulted in such concepts as concurrent engineering. ethics issues. discrete state variable techniques. Larger compartment fires will then be examined and the origin of flashover and backdraft discussed leading up to a fully developed fire. two-wheel and four-wheel models of a vehicle. Type: LEC Examines system modeling and identification of plants to be controlled. Investigates domain-independent topics of design processes.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . total quality management.Aerospace Engineering . effects of the roll degree of freedom. including a basic understanding of chemically reactive flows. simplified stability and control of transients. boundary lubrication. stability analysis using Routh-Hurwitz criterion. and intellectual property issues. MAE 464: Manufacturing Automation Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall 11 . robust design. thick-film lubrication. including decision making. root-locus based controller design. Routh stability test). control system design and analysis in the time domain and frequency domain. Taguchi's quality functions. thin-film lubrication. Covers the role of design. and wear. teamwork. which are investigated through interactive lectures and individual and group exercises. and open engineering systems in a globally competitive society. engineering consideration of computer controlled systems. and Nyquist plots. Type: LEC Considers the building blocks of a fire. Type: LEC/LAB Characterization of discrete time systems. mechanics of friction. Explores fire protection engineering and introduces advanced simulation and modeling tools that are used by professionals to aid in the design of a fire protection system.UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering MAE 451: Design Process and Methods MAE 443: Continuous Control System Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: MAE 340. lateral load transfer. MAE 454: Road Vehicle Dynamics Credits: 3 Pre-requisites: MAE 340. use of feedback control systems. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. synthesis of discrete time controllers. conceptual design. deadbeat controller design. quality function deployment. decision theory. Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Type: LEC Discusses the fundamental concepts and activities of design processes. and applications of feedback-control theory to the design of subsystems for improved performance. transfer functions. Topics include descriptive and prescriptive models of design. steady-state response to external disturbances. Investigates industrial case studies and design projects incorporating some or all of the above concepts. These topics include idea conception. bilinear transformation. Approved ASE and ME majors only. and accuracy. and bearing and lubricant selection. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. root locus. and many others. and flame spread rates across liquid and solid surfaces. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. MAE 458: Tribology MAE 449: Design of Complex Engineering Systems Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Type: LEC Applies domain-independent design methods and decision-support theories and tools to the design of large-scale. Approved ASE and ME majors only Type: LEC Covers the forces and torques generated by tires (under both traction and braking) and by the relative wind. decision-making.

fatigue.g. Type: LEC Provides a basic understanding of composite materials (manufacturing and mechanical properties). Studies the use of integrated CAD/CAE tools. or MEMS. and other physical phenomena. periodic. Coverage includes microprocessor architectures. Examines behavior of unidirectional and short-fiber composites. Automated Inspection (e. isometric and perspective projection. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. and application of engineering fundamentals to obtain quantitative descriptions.g. digital and analog circuits. Reverse Engineering (e. translation. programming. dynamics of blood flow in the heart and circulation. control of cardiac output. and ceramic composites. MAE 467: Vibration and Shock Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 340 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. and operation and are supplemented by labs aimed at building basic competence by MAE 484: Principles and Materials for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (Mems) Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 381. material handling. performance of composites. Approved ASE and ME majors only Type: LEC/LAB Introduces the theory of automation as related to manufacturing and design integration.UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering Pre-requisites: MAE 364. analysis of laminated composites. and human intensive processes). software.g. Virtual Environments (e. Type: LEC/LAB Studies the theory and practice of hardware and software interfacing of microprocessors with analog and digital sensor/actuators to realize mechatronic systems. basic physiology. computer graphic operations. and animation of mechanical systems. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. and creep under various conditions. reflection. 12 . manufacturing and micro-structural characterization of composites. industrial applications of virtual reality and prototyping). and aperiodic vibration of single-degree and multi-degree of freedom systems.g. Approved ASE and ME majors only. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. MAE 477: Computer-Aided Design Applications Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Type: LEC/LAB Considers concepts in computer-aided engineering including principles of computer graphics. and choice of materials. allowing them to sense and control motion. heat.g. MAE 478: Cardiovascular Biomechanics Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: EAS 209 and MAE 335. stress analysis of machine parts and structures. Type: LEC Examines mechanical vibration and shock including free and forced. programming.University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . sensor fusion for machine tool monitoring). and integration. sensors. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Incorporates projects in solid modeling. and mechanism response and animation. Such micro-systems that integrate microelectronics and sensing elements on the same chip present an interesting engineering problem in terms of their design. computer vision and methods of automated quality control). architecture. hidden line removal. light. hands-on practical implementation. applications in welding. blood pressure. mechanics of the heart. fabrication. 2-D graphics. including data structures. Intelligent Diagnostics (e. Major topics include rheology of blood. Lectures emphasize basics of theory. Studies strategies of automated manufacturing systems. issues involved in concurrent product development). shading. actuators. communication protocols. is driven by the need to provide a physical window to the micro-electronics systems. MAE 482: Introduction to Composite Materials MAE 473: Graphics in Computer-Aided Design Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Type: LEC Examines basic programming concepts in computer-aided design (CAD) for mechanical engineers. Type: LEC Current interest in micro-electro-mechanical systems. Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall Pre-requisites: EAS 209 and MAE 381. and regional blood flow. and Design for Manufacturing (e. metallic.Aerospace Engineering . MAE 476: Mechatronics Credits: 3 Semester(s): Spring Pre-requisites: MAE 334. experimental characterization and statistical analysis. the role of graphics in CAD. and 3-D graphics. kinematic analysis. and algorithm issues involved in fast and flexible product development cycles. including hardware. finite element analysis. and object-oriented programming. and real-time and operator interface issues as applicable to the design and implementation of simple mechatronic subsystems. fracture modes of composites. and simulation. and polymeric.g. modeling product from laser and CMM data of parts). solid modeling concepts. Involves computer programming projects in C++. including fracture. Additional topics include Robotics (e. sound. surface generation. including interactive computing in design. CAD-CAM. Approved ASE and ME majors only Type: LEC Introduces the mechanical behavior of the cardiovascular system. rotation. including curve generation and splines.

University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 . MAE 499: Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering Credits: 1-12 Semester(s): Fall. Type: LEC Develops fundamentals of modern theories of solids. which in some cases results in hardware. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. and Bio-MEMS for biomedical applications. Credits: 1-3 Semester(s): Fall. MAE 487: Modern Theory of Materials Credits: 3 Pre-requisites: MAE 381 Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only. Students interested in an internship or co-op experience should also consider the EAS 396 and EAS 496 sequence. magnetic devices.tcpdf. The rest of the course will examine many of these issues in the context of serial-chain and parallel-chain manipulators. MAE 496: Engineering Internship Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall. Spring Type: TUT The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. Students must make arrangements with a specific faculty member for work on a particular topic before registering. Design problems are drawn from industry and initiated by faculty. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements. Spring Type: LEC/TUT Students working in teams of two or three under the supervision of a faculty member complete an original engineering design. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Type: LEC A mathematical introduction to modeling. Spring Type: LEC Provides experience in real-world engineering problems for senior mechanical and aerospace students. Teams meet individually with faculty on a weekly basis to discuss their projects. MAE 493: Mathematical Methods in Robotics Credits: 3 Pre-requisites: MAE 376. Approved ASE and ME majors only. wheeled mobile robots (and hybrid combinations of these systems). automotive applications. and materials issues involving MEMS.Aerospace Engineering Powered by TCPDF (www. refer to MAE Progression Criteria in your academic advising report for additional requirements.org) . The first part of the course deals with the theoretical frameworks for modeling. Spring. thermal devices. This experience provides students with an inquiry based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting. Independent engineering projects or reading courses may be arranged with individual faculty members. MAE 498: Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity 13 . Topics include reciprocal lattices. Students must present written and oral reports. rooted in rich traditions of mechanics and geometry. fabrication. Summer Type: TUT The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing project in a faculty member's laboratory or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. diffraction theory. MAE 494: Design Project Credits: 3 Semester(s): Fall. Assigns projects from local industry. analysis and control of robotic systems. two or more teams compete to solve the same problem.UB Undergraduate Catalog: 2012-2013 Aerospace Engineering Addresses the design. Displays these issues within the context of MEMS for mechanical sensing and actuation. electron energy bands. and phonon dispersion. Where practical. Arrangements must be made with a specific faculty member before registration. Normally requires students to spend eight hours weekly in an engineering office. analysis (kinematics and dynamics) and control of generic robotic mechanical systems.